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Christchurch Art Gallery

Relationship since 1998

The Christchurch Art Gallery is the most modern major art facility in the South Island and New Zealand.  Its contribution to the cultural landscape in Christchurch is significant and its leadership in attracting major exhibitions has stimulated interest in the visual arts amongst the Canterbury and wider New Zealand public.

Our relationship with the Gallery started when the Christchurch City Council sought to develop a new art gallery for the city in 1998. We became involved at the outset in developing a brief to meet the Council's requirements and working with the Council and the Gallery team to develop the design approach resulting in an innovative competition amongst competing architects to design the Gallery facility.  From that point we led the consenting, tendering and construction management through to completion and commissioning.

Since its completion in 2003, Christchurch Art Gallery has hosted a number of international exhibitions and is now considered a truly world class facility.  In addition to its core function, the Galleries role as the Civil Defense Headquarters during the immediate aftermaths of the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes is well known.

 

Christchurch Art Gallery
Jenny Harper - Director - Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu